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‘Niiice’, ‘use the downtime to write the cheque’: Some West Brom fans react to update on ‘elite player’

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‘Niiice’, ‘use the downtime to write the cheque’: Some West Brom fans react to update on ‘elite player’

A number of West Bromwich Albion fans have taken to Twitter to rejoice in the Express & Star update claiming the Matheus Pereira deal “will be done” despite the postponement of the season.

The Sporting Lisbon winger, who spent last season in the Bundesliga with Nurnberg on loan from the Portuguese giants, was one of the main summer targets at The Hawthorns, with talks having gone on for weeks before the breakthrough (official website).

It took Pereira a few weeks to acclimatise to the English game and get up to full speed, but since then he has put in plenty of high-calibre displays for Albion and, as such, plenty of West Brom fans are desperate for him to finally become a permanent acquisition.

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The 23-year-old, whose loan at Albion cost the club £750,000, was in line to make his 30th league start of the season on Saturday, which would have triggered the clause leading to the Baggies paying Sporting £8.25million to make him theirs.

However, the suspension of the top four leagues due to the recent outbreak, along with uncertainty over whether the remaining fixtures can even be fulfilled before the summer, has led to a lot of confusion.

However. Express & Star reporter Joseph Masi sought to reassure West Brom fans, writing in the outlet: “His permanent move to The Hawthorns may have been delayed… but it will still go through.

“And when it does, Albion will have an elite player on their books who is worth five times more than what they paid.”

The reporter elaborated via his personal Twitter account:

And plenty of West Brom fans rejoiced:

 

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